November 8th Is Coming-Get Out And Vote!

Next Tuesday is a momentous day in American politics. November 8th, 2016 is the day that we finally go to the polls and determine who will next occupy the oval office for the next four years.

Regardless of who we vote for, we need to vote. Here are the reasons why:

  • Voting is both a privilege and a responsibility:
    • There are far too many countries in this world of ours where voting simply does not happen. The right to have a say in how a government runs a country is still a dream for far too many.
  • Don’t complain if you don’t like the decisions that our next President may or may not make.
    • There is always that one person who doesn’t vote because they don’t like either of the candidates of they feel like their voice is not heard. I can’t force anyone to vote next Tuesday, but I will say this: don’t complain about the direction this country is taking. Just saying.
  • For American women, this election is the most important election in our country’s history. There is no reason why any woman should sit back and rest on their laurels next Tuesday.
    • With a certain misogynistic, fake tan wearing Republican candidate running, Donald Trump,  running for office, we need to send a message that a woman’s place is wherever she wants it to be. Not just in the bedroom or the kitchen or the playroom with the children. There are no boundaries to what a woman can accomplish.
    • Crossing fingers, America will have her first female President in the form of Hillary Clinton. As a woman reared by the second generation of feminism, hearing the words Madame President is music to my ears and represents the work of many women for more than 100 years.
    • It was not that long ago that American women were fighting for the right to vote. In four years, we will celebrate the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment.

 

Next Tuesday, we have an honor, a right, a privilege and a responsibility  to step into the voting booth and determine how our future will be. I am proud to be an American and I am proud that my voice will be heard.

I hope to see you all at the voting booth.

 

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